MANGALDAI, Nov 20 - The State gram Panchayats, the lowest rung of the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI), will receive a total amount of Rs 5416 crore under the 14th Finance Commission (FC). This was disclosed at a district-level workshop on Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) also titled �Amar Gaon Amar Achoni� under the 14th Finance Commission organised by the Darrang Zilla Parishad at the district library auditorium here on Wednesday.
Banamali Sarma, District Project Manager, Darrang Zila Parishad while participating in the workshop as a resource person clearly mentioned in his power point presentation that during the period from financial year 2015-16 to 2019-20, Assam will get Rs 4874.92 crore as Basic Grant and another Rs 541.66 crore as Performance Grant under the 14th FC. These funds will go directly to the gram panchayats (GPs) on the basis of population and geographical area. He further revealed that under the provision of Article 280 of the Indian Constitution for FC, a total of Rs 200, 292.20 crore has been allocated for all GPs across the country against 90% basic grant and 10% performance grant pattern.
Earlier, the day-long workshop, attended by elected PRI members from gaon panchayat, anchalik panchayat, zila parishad, officers and staff of the Panchayat & Rural Development Department, representatives of non-government organisations, mediapersons etc., was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Darrang, Manoj Kumar in the presence of the president of the Darrang Zila Parishad, Mohsina Khatoon, Chief Executive Officer, Ranjit Kalita and the Project Director, DRDA, Darrang, Bibhash Modi among others.
In his address, the Deputy Commissioner urged all the stake holders of the gaon panchayats, especially the GP members, to make necessary arrangements for the maximum participation of the local people in the gram sabhas for effective development of the locality.